The supervision of financial institutions has become increasingly important due to the many new regulations that have been introduced in recent years. This makes an integral approach indispensable.
NautaDutilh’s Financial Law Group specialises in the organisation, operation, services and products of national and international financial institutions. The team covers all areas of financial law and is involved in a wide variety of transactions.
The group is renowned for its regulatory work for national and international financial institutions, from established names to FinTechs and start-ups. We among others advise:
- Insurance companies;
- Investment firms;
- Payment service providers and e-money issuers;
- Investment funds;
- Pension funds;
- Credit providers and servicers;
- Intermediaries; and
- Other financial services providers, such as CCPs and CSDs.
We are active in the following areas (for more information, please click on the relevant area):
- Custody, clearing & settlement, cash management
- Derivatives, repos and securities lending
- Financial services and products
- Investment funds
- Legal opinions
- Payment services
We offer a broad range of services, from advising on license applications, other regulatory approvals and product development, to conducting specialised legal proceedings. We operate cross-border where necessary, both in our domestic markets of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and outside it.
A substantial amount of rules and regulations applicable to the financial markets is introduced on an EU level. In addition to advising on national legislation, we also advise on these EU initiatives, both existing and upcoming. This amongst others includes:
- AIFMD / UCITS
- Benchmark Regulation
- BRRD / SRM Regulation
- CRR / CRD
- Investment Firm Regulation (IFR) / Directive (IFD)
- MiFID II / MiFIR
- PSD II
- Securities Financing Transactions (SFT) Regulation
- Solvency II
Clients regard our group as the market leader in Netherlands financial regulatory law. Our work on financial regulatory law is consistently ranked as Tier 1 by leading legal directories as Chambers and The Legal 500.
A selection of what others say
Premier regulatory department which assists Dutch and international financial institutions with complex and innovative projects, offering notable experience in payment services and insurance. "The team's appeal is that the lawyers are very well connected and possess deep insight into the Dutch regulatory environment."
Chambers Europe | 2019
"Very good knowledge of financial law and regulatory matters," adding that "they know the sector and the regulators and work for multiple clients in that field, which adds to the value of their advice. They work fast and are dedicated."
Chambers | 2018
NautaDutilh’s "excellent, quick and pragmatic" department is highly regarded by clients for its "in-depth knowledge".
The Legal 500 | 2018